191 Visa

Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Subclass 191 visa

The subclass 191 skilled regional visa will be open to new applications in November 2022

191 Visa holders can:

-> Live and work in Australia indefinitely
-> Include immediate family on their 191 Visa
-> Live, work and study only in regional areas
-> Sponsor eligible family members

The Permanent Skilled Regional Visa (subclass 191) will allow Subclass 494 and 491 visa holders to transition to permanent residency.

If you would like to apply for a permanent visa sooner, you may be eligible to apply for one of the below permanent visas instead:
186 Visa (ENS)
187 Visa (RSMS) DE CLOSED
189 Visa
190 Visa

More about the Subclass 191 Visa
• opening to applications in 2022
• valid for five years
• visa holders live, work and study only in regional areas
• if employer sponsored, only in the nominated position
• applicants must be inside Australia to apply

We will provide further information about the specific requirements of this new visa as November 2022 approaches.

The subclass 191 skilled regional visa will be open to new applications in November 2022. To be eligible to apply, you must have:

-> Held a 491 or 494 visa for at least three years

-> Complied with the conditions of the regional provisional visas

-> Be inside Australia to apply

-> Applicants are required to have a taxable income of at least the minimum amount specified in the legislative instrument (Currently $53,900).

Important: Applicants who earn $53,900 and claim deductions through their tax return will no longer be eligible to apply, as their taxable income will fall before the threshold.

The Department will announce the application charges closer to the commencement date.

The Visa application charges are expected to be close to:
Main Applicant – $385
Additional Applicant over 18 – $195
Additional Applicant under 18 – $100
Applicants will also have the option to pay an extra charge for any applicant 18 years old or older who has less than functional English.

The Subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa will be open to applications in November 2022.

If you would like to apply for a permanent visa sooner, you may be eligible to apply for one of the below permanent visas instead:

186 Visa (ENS)
187 Visa (RSMS) DE CLOSED
189 Visa
190 Visa

Include your family

At this time, we know that you will be able to sponsor eligible family members. We will update this section with relevant information closer to application commencement date.

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